College baseball: Kennesaw State beats Bama, will face Louisville next

June 3, 2014 

Kennesaw State's Jacob Bruce hit a game-winning, two-out, RBI double off the right-field wall in the seventh inning to advance the Owls to their first Super Regional with a 4-2 victory over Alabama in Tallahassee, Fla.

Kennesaw State will play at Louisville in the super regional (6:30 p.m. Friday ESPNU) after winning the Tallahassee Regional on Monday in its first Division I postseason berth. The program moved to Division I in 2006.

The second game between Kennesaw State and Louisville will be 7 p.m. Saturday (ESPNU) and Sunday, if necessary, at 6 p.m. (ESPN2).

Bruce also doubled to right field in the fifth inning and was the only Owl with multiple hits.

Pitcher Travis Bergen (9-4) earned the win after entering the game in the sixth inning and the scored tied at 2-2. He threw 31⁄3 scoreless innings, struck out two, walked one and allowed one hit. Bergen pitched 8 2/3 scoreless innings to earn the win against the Crimson Tide in the regional opener last Friday. He was named the regional's Most Outstanding Player.

Thomas Burrows (4-2) took the loss.

Monday's highlights

Mississippi 3, Washington 2 (10 innings): Sikes Orvis hit a run-scoring triple in the top of the 10th inning to push Mississippi past Washington in the championship game of the NCAA Tournament's Oxford Regional.

Ole Miss (44-18) will travel to Louisiana-Lafayette in the super regional round this weekend.

Washington (41-17-1) threw five pitchers in the game. Alex Nesbitt (0-1) took the loss.

Ole Miss scored first when freshman Colby Bortles hit a solo homer in the second. Washington responded with a run on Branden Berry's single in the third and then pulled ahead 2-1 on Brian Wolfe's sacrifice fly in the fifth.

Bortles doubled home a run in the sixth to tie the game 2-2.

Scott Weathersby (2-1) earned the win for Ole Miss.

Texas 4, Texas A&M 1: Chad Hollingsworth pitched a two-hitter, C.J. Hinojosa had three hits and Texas (41-19) won the Houston Regional. Hollingsworth (3-0), making his first start this season, struck out three to send the Longhorns to their first Super Regional since 2011. Texas will next face the winner of the Baton Rouge Regional.

Miami 2, Texas Tech 1, 10 innings (first game); Texas Tech 4, Miami 0 (second game): At Coral Gables, Fla., Cameron Smith (8-2) tossed a three-hitter to send Texas Tech (43-19) to the NCAA super regionals for the first time in school history. Miami, the ACC regular-season champion, forced a final game by beating Texas Tech earlier in the day in the completion of a suspended game

Texas Tech will face College of Charleston (44-17), the Gainesville Regional winner, in a best-of-three series.

Zach Davis hit a pinch-hit two-run single in the ninth after the Red Raiders broke through with two runs in the seventh.

College of Charleston 4, Long Beach State 2: Morgan Phillips' sacrifice fly drove in Ryan Welke with the tiebreaking run in the fourth inning, and Gainesville Regional winner College of Charleston (44-17) advanced to face Texas Tech in a super regional.

Louisiana-Lafayette 5, Mississippi State 3: Ryan Wilson (6-0) and Matt Plitt combined on a six-hitter, and host Louisiana-Lafayette advanced to the super regionals for the first time since its last and only College World Series appearance in 2000.

Mississippi State (39-24) got to within a run with RBI singles by C.T. Bradford and Brett Pirtle to make it 4-3 in the seventh.

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